The Apprentice star's Palm Beach mansion sells for a whopping $95 million

By Michael Y. Park
Updated July 17, 2008 10:15 AM
Credit: Steve Mitchell/AP; inset: Ezio Petersen/UPI Photo/Landov

As always, Donald Trump has to do it bigger and bolder than everyone else.

The Apprentice star has sold what is believed to be the most expensive house in the United States for a whopping $95 million.

“I love breaking records,” the ever-humble Trump, 62, said Wednesday. “And this is a record.”

Despite the nearly nine-digit price tag, Trump insists the buyer, Russian fertilizer tycoon Dmitry Rybolovlev, has landed a bargain.

“At the same time, I believe the buyer made an absolutely fantastic deal, and time will prove this right,” the Palm Beach Post quotes the real-estate developer as saying.

It’s no load of, ahem, fertilizer. Trump’s original asking price was $125 million.

Trump may soon be outdone by his very own buyer, though. Rybolovlev, estimated to be worth $12.8 billion, is said to be considering tearing down Trump’s house and putting up his own.

That could potentially qualify as history’s most expensive teardown, the Post notes.